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Surface texture detection with artificial fingers

Mohamad Hanif, N. Hazrin H and Chappell, Paul H. and Cranny, Andy and White, Neil M. (2015) Surface texture detection with artificial fingers. In: 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 25th-29th August 2015, Milan, Italy.

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Abstract

This paper highlights the potential of using prosthetic devices to sense surface textures; an important characteristic of a lower arm that is often neglected. An artificial finger equipped with a piezoelectric sensor, mounted on a fingertip, has been designed to detect surface textures of different dimensions. Signal frequencies generated during the exploratory movement of the artificial finger reliably correlate to all the widths of grooves and ridges of the surface textures under investigation. This capability provides a positive outlook in recreating a touch sensation that has been previously lost from natural fingers and palms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 7661/50870
Uncontrolled Keywords: prosthetic devices, surface textures, artificial finger
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: DR Noor Hazrin Hany Mohamad Hanif
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50870

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